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School of Graduate Studies Calendar, 2014-2015 [-ARCHIVED CALENDAR-]

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D


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Requirements


The general requirements for the degree Doctor of Philosophy appear earlier in the Calendar. The minimum number of graduate courses required is four half courses (or equivalent) beyond the Master’s degree, or eight half courses (or equivalent) beyond the Bachelor’s degree. A candidate is also required to take the Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination, which is designed to test the general knowledge of both undergraduate and graduate levels of Electrical Engineering. The Comprehensive Examination will normally be attempted no later than 24 months after a student has completed a Master’s degree.

Within approximately one year of commencement, a Ph.D. candidate must submit a report to the Supervisory Committee outlining the proposed line of research in sufficient detail so that the Committee can decide on its suitability.

General Requirements


Candidates for the degrees of M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. must present a seminar on a topic approved by the Department at least once during the course of their programs. Grading will be restricted to Pass/Fail. The thesis or report submitted by the candidate must be defended orally at the conclusion of the study. All M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. graduate students are required to register ECE 790 Graduate Poster Seminars in Electrical and Computer Engineering . M. Eng. students registering for ECE *701 , with the exception of those registered in the combined B. Eng./M. Eng. Biomedical Engineering program, must register for ECE 790  as well.

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